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Noun: node  nowd
  1. A connecting point at which several lines come together
  2. Any thickened enlargement
    - knob, thickening
  3. (botany) the small swelling that is the part of a plant stem from which one or more leaves emerge
    - leaf node
  4. (physics) the point of minimum displacement in a periodic system
  5. (astronomy) a point where an orbit crosses a plane
  6. The source of lymph and lymphocytes
    - lymph node, lymph gland
  7. Any bulge or swelling of an anatomical structure or part
  8. (computing) any computer that is hooked up to a computer network
    - client, guest

Derived forms: nodes

Type of: celestial point, computer, computing device, computing machine, connection, connexion [Brit], convex shape, convexity, data processor, electronic computer, enation, information processing system, link, lymphatic tissue, lymphoid tissue, plant process, point, solid body substance

Antonym: antinode

Part of: cardiovascular system, circulatory system, computer network, immune system, stalk, stem

Encyclopedia: Node, Kentucky